Pneumonia is a serious infection of the lower respiratory tract. Due to its severe course and the risk of complications it poses a threat to health and life. Remember that even regular rhinitis in infants or newborns may warn of a potential pneumonia risk. »
Bronchitis is a common viral infection of the respiratory tract which attacks both children and adults, in periods of reduced body immunity.
At first, as a result of a viral infection, the cilium epithelium lining the walls of the respiratory tract is damaged. Damage to the epithelium fosters bacterial infections. »
We can distinguish five kinds of sinuses: paranasal, jaw, frontal, sphenoidal and ethmoid. They are located within the face in different areas. Are all of them equally important?
What are sinuses?
The sinuses are the so-called pneumatic spaces (filled with compressed air) located in the bony part of the face. »
Sinus inflammation (sinusitis) is a recurring problem that can have serious consequences if not treated properly. What is sinus inflammation? What are the symptoms?
Sinus inflammation – divisions according to sinus type
What we mean by sinus inflammation is the presence of inflamed membranes in any paranasal sinus. The paranasal sinuses include: frontal, ethmoid, sphenoidal and jaw sinuses. »
Sinus treatment doesn’t always involve a course of antibiotics. When should a doctor prescribe antibiotics, and when should he not?
Antibiotics are well known drugs that are not always correctly prescribed for the type of infection they can effectively treat. The therapeutic effect of antibiotics is observed only in cases of bacterial infection. »
What is sinus puncture? What is a balloon sinuplasty? What is the purpose of these procedures? How can they help with sinus conditions?
Sinus puncture is an operation performed in a laryngological surgery. The goal of this procedure is to remove pus that has accumulated in the sinuses. We puncture the maxillary, frontal and sphenoidal sinuses. »
How can we cure sinus conditions? Should you use medication in the form of pills or soluble powders? Or maybe a better solution is a nasal spray?
Sinus conditions – treatment
The kind of treatment should depend on the cause of the sinus inflammation. You have to remember that the inflammation is not always caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi, but it can also be a result of an allergy.
Sinus inflammation – self-treatment
Probably you often try to “heal” the affected sinuses yourself. »
As a matter of fact there is a home treatment for every ailment. Their effectiveness is a dilemma for many doctors. Usually, there is no direct confirmation of their success or otherwise, but at the same time, patients regard them as the ideal solution. »
Sinus pain can often be mistaken for a headache. If this pain intensifies when tilting your head and your nose becomes blocked you can assume that the sinuses are the cause of the pain. Can you alleviate the pain by using inhalations?
Sinus pain is very typical. »